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OLA on FreeBSD


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Since version 0.8.22, OLA can run on FreeBSD (tested on 9.0).


  • pkg_add -r bison (will install m4, libiconv, gettext)
  • pkg_add -r pkg-config
  • pkg_add -r protobuf
  • pkg_add -r ossp-uuid
  • pkg_add -r cppunit
  • pkg_add -r libmicrohttpd

  • pkg_add -r python27
  • pkg_add -r py27-protobuf (will install py27-setuptools)


You can use this combo line:

  • pkg_add -r bison pkg-config protobuf ossp-uuid cppunit libmicrohttpd python27 py27-protobuf

pkg_info (FreeBSD 9.0-RELEASE)

  • bison-2.4.3,1 A parser generator from FSF, (mostly) compatible with Yacc
  • cppunit-1.12.1 C++ port of the JUnit framework for unit testing
  • gettext- GNU gettext package
  • libiconv-1.13.1_1 A character set conversion library
  • libmicrohttpd-0.9.15 C library for embedding HTTP server functionality
  • m4-1.4.16,1 GNU m4
  • ossp-uuid-1.6.2_1 ISO-C & Perl API and CLI for generating Universally Unique
  • pkg-config-0.25_1 A utility to retrieve information about installed libraries
  • protobuf-2.4.1 A data interchange format library
  • py27-protobuf-2.4.1 Google protobuf Python Client Library
  • py27-setuptools-0.6c11_1 Download, build, install, upgrade, and uninstall Python pac
  • python27-2.7.2_3 An interpreted object-oriented programming language


If you want to run autoreconf (after git clone for example):

  • pkg_add -r autoconf268 automake111 libtool


  • autoconf-2.68 Automatically configure source code on many Un*x platforms
  • automake-1.11.1 GNU Standards-compliant Makefile generator (1.11)
  • libtool-2.4_1 Generic shared library support script

Building OLA

You can use the tarball or git to get the code.

Version >= 0.8.22

You just need to run:

  • $ ./configure (--enable-rdm-tests will need python)
  • $ make
  • # make install

Running OLA

  • $ olad -l3

Since you built with libmicrohttpd, you can use the web UI from

Other BSD

We don't forget these nice systems !


You can build ola on NetBSD (5.1)

(without python-libs because python-protobuf is missing):

  • pkg_add libmicrohttpd (will install more dependencies)
  • pkg_add ncurses (not enough, feel free to edit)
  • pkg_add autoconf automake libtool
  • pkg_add scmgit (to use git repo)


We still have problems to build on OpenBSD (5.1) :/

Because of this bug:

But you can try with:

  • pkg_add autoconf automake (it will tell you the versions)
  • pkg_add autoconf-2.68 automake-1.11.1p2 libtool
  • export AUTOCONF_VERSION=2.68
  • export AUTOMAKE_VERSION=1.11
  • hack config/ola.m4 if you want
  • autoreconf -fi